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Referencing with Harvard: Birth/Death/Marriage Certificate

Birth/Death/Marriage Certificate

To be made up of:

  • Name of person (in single quotation marks).
  • Year of event (in round brackets).
  • Certified copy of ... certificate for ... (in italics).
  • Full name of person (forenames, surname) (in italics).
  • Day/month/year of event (in italics).
  • Application number from certificate.
  • Location of Register Office.

If you retrieved the certificate online, after application number from certificate, add:

  • Year of last update (in round brackets).
  • Available at: URL.
  • (Accessed: date).

In-text citation:

Jayne was born in Pontefract (‘Jayne Seaman’, 1966)…

Reference list:

‘Jayne Seaman’ (1966). Certified copy of birth certificate for Jayne Seaman, 20 December 1966. Application number 5001977/D. Pontefract Register Office.

Referencing Guides

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More referencing information can be found in IOE LibGuides: